Can horses get ear mites?

Horses can get ear mites, it may not be the same species of mite that affects a cat or dog. Our ear mite products would work on horses with ear mite infections. They are all completely safe and nontoxic ear mite treatment products.

You would apply the products to the horse’s ears gently and do not spray directly in case of spooking. You can apply the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray and the PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray to the ear by spraying it on a Q-tip or cotton swab and applying it to the ear flap. Do not go any farther in the ear than the cotton tip of the Q-tip.  Pushing a Q-tip too far in the ear can cause a ruptured ear drum especially in cats.

The PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray and the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray should be alternated daily, using one in the morning and one at night. Please make sure to use them at least four to six hours apart. Do not pour the products in the ear, they only need to be applied lightly to the ear. If there is an infection present the PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray should be used twice per day.

The PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray is made to clean out the debris from the ear and also to help heal any ear infections that may have been caused by the mites. The PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray is used to kill the ear mites in the ear and dehydrate the ear mite eggs.

This treatment is proven 98.5% successful through trials and studies. When treating for ear mites, it is also important to treat your environment because this condition is highly contagious. We do offer our All Stop DE-Stroy Pest Control Eco Dust to treat your home or stables for ear mites. This is a food grade diatomaceous earth powder that is completely safe to use around kids and pets as well as yourself.

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Ear mites are host specific and not found on species other than cats, dogs and sometimes rabbits. Cats are likely to get infected more often as compared to dogs. Horses can at times mislead you by developing signs and symptoms very nearly similar to that of ear mites. The causative agent of these signs is variable. Ear ticks infections are more common in horses and they also develop inflammation and irritation in the ear. The ears get red and itchy and develop exudates which plug the ears. Ear ticks are usually mistaken for ear mites which are completely different species.

Sometimes ear mites can spread from pets to horses in a farm environment. But even if horses get invaded by ear mites they cannot survive and multiply there. If your horse is having any kind of ear problems the best thing is to consult a veterinarian who will perform detailed diagnostic test to confirm the type of parasites.

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